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October marks the start of our second annual Drinkclusion fundraising drive!

Our goal is to raise $25,000 by December 31, 2022. Monies donated will go toward beverage alcohol training & education for BIPOC & other under-represented persons in Ontario. Check out the various ways you can contribute here. Making a donation could not be easier – and your donation will be acknowledged through our sponsorship recognition program!   


About Drinkclusion

 Drinks Ontario recognizes that a diversity of voices brings strength to the beverage alcohol industry through new and different perspectives, experiences, and knowledge. Drinkclusion was formed by Drinks Ontario in 2020, with support from Vinequity and LCBO, in order to focus on increasing diversity, equality and inclusion in our industry through 3 core initiatives:



 Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of 2022 for a scholarship fund to support BIPOC/underrepresented applicants to training and education programs in the beverage alcohol industry. We will be reaching out to the Drinks Ontario membership for donations over the coming months. 



 We will work to encourage and facilitate careers in the beverage alcohol industry for under-represented individuals through a variety of initiatives including webinars, internships, mentorship, and a jobs board. We are currently looking to recruit 10 industry veterans for our mentorship program.



 In order to ensure that Drinks Ontario members have the information and resources needed to implement their own diversity and inclusion initiatives, we will facilitate educational workshops, host webinars, and share diversity articles on a regular and ongoing basis.

Meet the 


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Bromlyn Bethune

Steam Whistle Brewing - Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

Read Bromlyn's bio.

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Mark Cuff

Owner of The Living Vine inc. Wine Agency 

Read Mark's bio.

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Lisa Fenn

Sales Director, Andrew Peller Limited

Read Lisa's bio.

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Margaret Hobbs

Managing Partner, Buyers+Cellars

Read Margaret's bio.

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Mark Krech

V.P. of Operations, Colio Estate Wines

Read Mark's bio.

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Rebel McGuire

Territory Sales Manager Southwestern Ontario with Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

Read Rebel's bio.

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Paula Oreskovich

Communications Director/Brand Strategist
California Wine Institute/Napa Valley Vintners Canada
Principal, Energy Plus Communications

Read Paula's bio.

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Matthew Pelton

Sleeman Breweries Ltd, Provincial Key Account Manager

Read Matthew's bio.

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Dan Shorrocks

Select Wines; Exec Vice President Business Development

Read Dan's bio.

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Rebecca Yates-Campbell

E&J Gallo Winery Canada - Luxury Products Sales & PR

Read Rebecca's bio.


 For more information about Drinkclusion and the above initiatives, please contact:

 Administrative support of for Drinkclusion is generously provided by Vinequity. Vinequity strives to provide equitable opportunities for Canadian BIPOC wine professionals.

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